Trauma, abuse and bereavement

Trauma, abuse and bereavement

Trauma, abuse and bereavement / Category/ Emile Du Toit / April 10th 2014

Trauma, abuse and bereavement are separate areas that all overlap strongly with each other. They are all really forms of trauma and in my opinion there are a lot of similarities in what the survivor has to deal with afterwards. This section will cover all articles that touch on identifying, processing and recovering from trauma, abuse and bereavement. We will also take a look at the perpetrators o. . . Read more

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How to prevent being raped series 10 of 10 - Towards a comprehensive rape prevention program

How to prevent being raped series 10 of 10 - Towards a comprehensive rape prevention program

Trauma, abuse and bereavement / Category/ Emile Du Toit / October 26th 2014

This 10th blog in this series of 10 discusses what is still needed on the path toward a comprehensive rape prevention program. We begin by running through the varied goals of rape prevention programs and take a look at why they need to be more comprehensive in design. We examine the need for women to practice the skills they learn in order for them to become automatic and implementable in any situ. . . Read more

How to prevent being raped series 9 of 10 - Effectively Arming Women

How to prevent being raped series 9 of 10 - Effectively Arming Women

Trauma, abuse and bereavement / Category/ Emile Du Toit / October 19th 2014

This 9th blog in the series of 10 discusses effectively arming women. This blog begins by reiterating that women are under no obligation to carry weapons in case they are attacked by an assailant! With that out the way we consider the effectiveness of both armed and unarmed victims fighting back against an armed rapist. We also consider reasons why currently many women choose not to carry weapons . . . Read more

How to prevent being raped series 8 of 10 - Efficient strategies to prevent completed rape

How to prevent being raped series 8 of 10 - Efficient strategies to prevent completed rape

Trauma, abuse and bereavement / Category/ Emile Du Toit / October 11th 2014

This 8th blog in the series of 10 discusses Efficient strategies to prevent rape. We will begin by differentiating efficient versus inefficient strategies to prevent rape. Then we will take a look at some benefits of self-defense training and finish off with 5 tips for picking a self-defense program. Read more

How to prevent being raped series (7 of 10) Fighting back - Avoiding completed rape

How to prevent being raped series (7 of 10) Fighting back - Avoiding completed rape

Trauma, abuse and bereavement / Category/ Emile Du Toit / October 5th 2014

This 7th blog in the series of 10 on how to prevent being raped discusses fighting back to avoid completed rape. We begin by looking at why fighting back against a rapist is so important, and critically consider the arguments as to why telling women to fight back might be problematic. We acknowledge the reality that women are often blamed for being raped, and then unpack a useful metaphor that sh. . . Read more

How to prevent being raped series (6 of 10) - Male prevention programs for rape

How to prevent being raped series (6 of 10) - Male prevention programs for rape

Trauma, abuse and bereavement / Category/ Emile Du Toit / September 28th 2014

This 6th blog in the series of 10 discusses male prevention programs for rape. This week's article is particularly research based as we take a critical look at the studies 'demonstrating' that rape prevention programs for men are a success. We examine the methodologies and designs of these studies in through a particularly thorough meta-analysis that was conducted. We conclude with a brief review. . . Read more

How to prevent being raped series 5 of 10 - Psychosocial beliefs and attitudes that support rape

How to prevent being raped series 5 of 10 - Psychosocial beliefs and attitudes that support rape

Trauma, abuse and bereavement / Category/ Emile Du Toit / September 21st 2014

This 5th blog in the series of 10 discusses psychosocial beliefs and attitudes that support rape. This blog examines three vital areas that potential victims need to understand and work through to have the mental-preparedness that will best help them to prevent rape. We examine psychosocial beliefs and attitudes that support rape, psychosocial barriers to rape, as well as well as factors that incr. . . Read more

How to prevent being raped series 4 of 10 - False rape allegations

How to prevent being raped series 4 of 10 - False rape allegations

Trauma, abuse and bereavement / Category/ Emile Du Toit / September 14th 2014

This 4th blog in the series of 10 on preventing rape takes a look at false rape allegations. We take a thorough look at why this topic raises such emotional debate and why as a result some of the research on the issue has been criticized as being biased and methodologically unsound. We look at why actual rates of false rape allegations are so important in terms of the burden of proof in rape court. . . Read more

How to prevent being raped series (3/10) - Acquaintance rape

How to prevent being raped series (3/10) - Acquaintance rape

Trauma, abuse and bereavement / Category/ Emile Du Toit / September 3rd 2014

This 3rd blog in the series of 10 on preventing being raped takes a look at who is actually out there committing rape, and examines some statistics on acquaintance rape. We examine risk factors in acquaintance rape and why women so often do not fight back during date rape. Lastly, we take a look at some statistics on college acquaintance / date rape. Read more

How to prevent being raped series (2/10) - High risk situations for rape

How to prevent being raped series (2/10) - High risk situations for rape

Trauma, abuse and bereavement / Category/ Emile Du Toit / August 31st 2014

This 2nd blog in the series of 10 on preventing rape examines high risk situations for rape. It examines the resistance to from some quarters to examining high risk situations and why in my opinion we nevertheless definitely need to empower women through understanding these situations. I examine the general factors correlated with rape and then unpack (one of them) the high risk situations for rap. . . Read more

How to prevent being raped series (1/10) - The harsh realities of rape

How to prevent being raped series (1/10) - The harsh realities of rape

Trauma, abuse and bereavement / Category/ Emile Du Toit / August 24th 2014

This 1st blog in the series of 10 on preventing rape introduces the series and then discusses what is meant by rape and where the responsibility for rape lies. We then take a look at global rape statistics, before looking at some of the horrific sexual assault / rape statistics from the United Kingdom, U.S.A and South Africa. We look briefly at the issue of prosecution rates before summarizing the. . . Read more

Post traumatic stress disorder

Post traumatic stress disorder

Trauma, abuse and bereavement / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 10th 2014

Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that can develop after a terrifying ordeal that involves physical harm or the threat of physical harm. Read more

15 steps to preventing date rape - Part 3 - End of the Date

15 steps to preventing date rape - Part 3 - End of the Date

Trauma, abuse and bereavement / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 10th 2014

So the evening has gone awesomely, you swung a turn at two different places after the restaurant, and are now both swishing down a last drink before heading home. According to your intuition - which is probably strongly negatively correlated with the amount of alcohol you have consumed - he is the one! Read more

15 ways to prevent date rape-  Part 1 -  Preparing for date

15 ways to prevent date rape- Part 1 - Preparing for date

Trauma, abuse and bereavement / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 10th 2014

Going out on a date is exciting, romantic and a vital part of exploring our sexuality and eventually finding that special person to spend the rest of our days with! The goal of this blog is not to put a dampener on this experience by making you spend your whole date worrying about what might go wrong. Read more

15 practical ways - Part 2- the date itself

15 practical ways - Part 2- the date itself

Trauma, abuse and bereavement / Category/ Emile Du Toit / May 10th 2014

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